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Windows 7: Upgrading Graphics Card

15 Mar 2014   #1
BlastHardCheese

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
Upgrading Graphics Card

I am concidering upgrading my graphics card but its confusing trying to pick a card. (Some are 30 with 2GB of memory and others are 150 with 1GB... huh?) I'm looking for a good card, preferably AMD just to have it matching the CPU (that probably sounds silly) but it doesn't matter all that much, that would go well with my system so as not to create a bottle neck;

AMD FX-8320 Vishera FD8320FRW8KHK
MSI 760GA-P43 (FX)
Samsung DDR3 4GB PC3-10600U 1333MHz x2
Seagate Desktop HDD ST1000DM003
Corsair CX600M


My top budget is ~100

Or is my current card (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 SE) ok?


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15 Mar 2014   #2
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

Clock speed and Memory does not always matter. The actual performance matters. PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards Look at this list and look for the GTX and Radeon GPUs. You may be surprised at the performance with the amount of clock speed and memory. EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2763-KR This or something similar from a brand that is available in UK.
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15 Mar 2014   #3
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Hi BlastHardCheese
Here are a couple of AMD Gpu's that are in your budget, both card's are slightly over your budget in most stores but I found them cheaper at AriaPc. I did look at Nvidia too but none of the card's in your budget would be as good as the ones I listed. If it was me I would choose the first of the 2 because it has a better cooler and a slightly higher core clock.

Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X OC WindForce 97.99 inc. VAT Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X OC WindForce Graphics Card - Aria PC

MSI Radeon R7 260X OC 2048MB 96.78 inc. VAT MSI Radeon R7 260X OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - Aria PC

If you could raise another 40 then this would be a nice improvement over the first 2.
MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G AMD Graphics Card - 2GB 137.99 inc. VAT MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G AMD Graphics Card - 2GB - Aria Technology

Edit: The prices don't include shipping but Aria are pretty reasonable with the cost of shipping.
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15 Mar 2014   #4
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
Clock speed and Memory does not always matter. The actual performance matters. PassMark Software - Video Card Benchmarks - High End Video Cards Look at this list and look for the GTX and Radeon GPUs. You may be surprised at the performance with the amount of clock speed and memory. EVGA - Products - EVGA GeForce GTX 760 w/ EVGA ACX Cooling - 02G-P4-2763-KR This or something similar from a brand that is available in UK.
That card would be pretty much double his budget in the UK sadly.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ganjiry View Post
Hi BlastHardCheese
Here are a couple of AMD Gpu's that are in your budget, both card's are slightly over your budget in most stores but I found them cheaper at AriaPc. I did look at Nvidia too but none of the card's in your budget would be as good as the ones I listed. If it was me I would choose the first of the 2 because it has a better cooler and a slightly higher core clock.

Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X OC WindForce 97.99 inc. VAT Gigabyte Radeon R7 260X OC WindForce Graphics Card - Aria PC

MSI Radeon R7 260X OC 2048MB 96.78 inc. VAT MSI Radeon R7 260X OC 2048MB GDDR5 PCI-Express Graphics Card - Aria PC

If you could raise another 40 then this would be a nice improvement over the first 2.
MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G AMD Graphics Card - 2GB 137.99 inc. VAT MSI Radeon R9 270 Gaming 2G AMD Graphics Card - 2GB - Aria Technology

Edit: The prices don't include shipping but Aria are pretty reasonable with the cost of shipping.
Good suggestions.
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15 Mar 2014   #5
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

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15 Mar 2014   #6
paulpicks21

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devlin1888 View Post
I was referring to the EVGA 760 he linked to Devlin, I had a look for it on Scan and it was just under 200 before delivery costs.
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15 Mar 2014   #7
Devlin1888

Windows 7 Home Premium 64Bit
 
 

aaah my bad buddy!
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16 Mar 2014   #8
badger906

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, & Mac OS X 10.9.2
 
 

if you can stretch a little more (20!) then grab one of these MSI GTX 750Ti Gaming OC Twin Frozr IV 2GB Nvidia PCI Express Graphics Card - N750Ti TF 2GD5/OC - Scan.co.uk

They seem to be spot on for value for money and youll benefit later on down the line with driver updates once the new chips become mainstream.
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16 Mar 2014   #9
Computer0304

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit/Windows 8 64-bit/Win7 Pro64-bit
 
 

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16 Mar 2014   #10
ganjiry

Win7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Computer0304 View Post
I've seen a review of that card today and it's supposed to be a very loud card.
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